Esper House Sign

“MY LITTLE BROWN BIRD, The song that I heard was a happier song than the minstrels sing-- A paean of joy and a carol of spring; And my heart leaped throbbing and sang with thee Chickadee, chickadee, chickadee-dee. My birdie looked wise with his little black eyes, As he peeked and peered from his perch at me With a throbbing throat and a flutter of glee, As if he would say-- Sing trouble away, Chickadee, chickadee, chickadee-dee. Only one note from his silver throat; Only one word from my wise little bird; But a sweeter note or a wiser word from the tongue of mortal I never have heard, Than my little philosopher sang to me from his bending perch in the willow tree-- Chickadee, chickadee, chickadee-dee. Come foul or fair, Come trouble and care-- No--never a sigh or a thought of despair! For my little bird sings in my heart to me, As he sang from his perch in the willow tree-- Chickadee, chickadee, chickadee dee…” Hanford Lennox Gordon

Who can deny that the familiar little chickadee is one of the best-loved songbirds in North America? With its cocky, curious little character – easily tamed to hand feeding, and its handsome, distinctive markings, it has been a favorite for as long as people and birds have been around. Found from coast to coast, from the Yukon to the southern states, it prefers deciduous or mixed woods, but can also be found in suburban areas. The black capped chickadee is one of several members of the chickadee family. Its calls and songs are amazingly complex, communicating different types of information to other birds, but the two best known calls are the clear two toned whistle, and the ‘chick-a-dee-dee-dee’, for which it was named. Interestingly, recent studies have discovered that the number of ‘dees’ indicates the level of threat from nearby predators.

This house sign shows a chickadee perched on one of its favorite places – pine cones. The artwork is sculpted and painted by hand, while the letters are hand carved and gilded with 23kt gold.

Carved & Gilded
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
19 " x 11 "